What is Kodi?

Kodi is a free and popular media player based on open source. It is used by millions of users around  the world and supported by a community of volunteers. It can play media files like videos, music and podcasts from the internet or locally in a easy and friendly way.

Kodi logo
Kodi’s logo

Kodi architecture is based on add-ons you need to install in order to extend its basic functionality. There are different types of add-ons for different purposes like: watching TV shows, listening to songs, adding subtitles to movies and even getting the weather forecast.

Kodi is available for multiple devices and operating systems.

Here is the list of the supported platforms:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Xbox One

Kodi supports wide range of formats which make it easy to use as a media center.

Here is the list of the supported formats:

  • Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak
  • Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus (AAC+), Vorbis, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey’s Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC/Musepack/Mpeg+, Shorten, Speex, WMA, IT, S3M, MOD (Amiga Module), XM, NSF (NES Sound Format), SPC (SNES), GYM (Genesis), SID (Commodore 64), Adlib, YM (Atari ST), ADPCM (Nintendo GameCube), CDDA
  • Image formats: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, MNG, ICO, PCX, Targa/TGA
  • Subtitle formats: AQTitle, ASS/SSA, CC, JACOsub, MicroDVD, MPsub, OGM, PJS, RT, SMI, SRT, SUB, VOBsub, VPlayer

 

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